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General Information

GENERAL

Timber

A good quality timber garden building starts with good quality timber. The most commonly used timber for garden buildings is pine. This is widely available and relatively cheap. Shire buildings are constructed using high quality spruce and is sourced from Siberia and Scandinavia under strict FSC guidance. Spruce is more durable than pine and provides a higher quality finish. The timber is slow grown unlike fast grown British timber. Slow grown timber means a tighter grain, less sap and with far less knots and warping occurring.

All buildings are produced to the highest standards using quality timbers from sustainable sources. Timber sizes detailed are the actual sizes after the timber has been planned and profiled.

Fittings

All exterior fittings are treated against rust.

Felt is generally (except for log cabins) green mineral and a 10 mtr rolls weighs 20 kg. Felt tiles are available as an option.

All finishing timbers, assembly instructions, hardware and glass are supplied to enable assembly of the building.

Treatment

 

All buildings are pre-treated (except Log Cabins and unless otherwise specified) using a high quality anit-fungicide wood protection primer. As is usual with all timber buildings, buildings will need to be treated immediately prior to assembly. Some buildings are available pressure treated which is the best long term protection available.

Sizing

All sizes stated are approximate. Buildings are made to metric measurements, imperial measurements are for guidance only. Metric measurements generally refer to the floor size. When choosing a location or a building, allowance should be made for roof overhangs.

Base

It is absolutely essential that buildings are assembled onto a firm level base. Assembly onto an unstable and/or uneven base will cause problems.

Images

Any building pictured as painted is for illustration purposes only. Most buildings are shown decorated with flowers, tools, furniture, toys, etc – these are shown for photographic purposes only and are not included in the sale of the building.

PROFESSIONAL RANGE

A range of attractive, functional buildings for the serious (or trainee) DIY’er, gardening enthusiast or contemplator!

Cladding

Normally the walls of all buildings will be manufactured using tongue and groove shiplap pattern boarding 12x114 mm. Tongue and groove log pattern 19x93 mm is another option you may wish to consider.

Frame

Robustly constructed using sturdy wall framework measuring 45x45 mm (2x2”) or 70x45 mm (3x2”) see Bison and Mammoth, spaced at not more than 800 mm (2’8”).

Height

A comfortable space to work in with a minimum internal eaves height of 1790 mm (6’). Ridge heights will vary dependent upon the width of building but are a minimum internally of approximately 2110 mm (7’).

Windows

All windows are properly morticed and tenoned, profiled and weather resistant, most are opening. The window has a unique profiled ‘lip’ which covers the aperture of the opening in the panel making it weather resistant Casement stays have 2 levels of opening and are supplied fitted. 3 mm horticultural glass is retained by profiled beading which is pre-mitred (no awkward corners to be cut).

Doors

As a security measure all doors are robustly constructed and fitted with concealed full length piano hinges. As standard doors are right hand hung, but left hand can be specified at no additional cost.

Treatment

All buildings are supplied pre-treated in a honey brown base coat preservative.

STORE & MORE RANGE

A range of buildings that look attractive and yet which in use will create more space in your house, garage or loft.

Cladding

Normally the walls of all buildings will be manufactured using tongue and groove shiplap pattern boarding 12x114 mm. Tongue and groove log pattern 19x93 mm is another option you may wish to consider.

Frame

Strongly constructed using 35x35 mm (1¼ x1¼”) high and spaced at no more than 762 mm (2’6”) centres.

Height

Ample storage space is provided with a minimum external eaves height of 1775 mm (5’9”). Ridge heights will vary dependent upon the width of building but are a minimum internally of 1833 mm (6’0”).

Doors

The Caldey, Lewis, Orkney & Rothesay are fitted with piano hinges on the right as standard – a left hand hung door can be specified at no additional cost. Other buildings in this range of flat pack and are supplied with tee hinges.

Windows

Joinery made morticed and tenoned windows are profiled for weather resistance. 3 mm glass is retained using profiled beading which is pre-mitred. Aluminium fittings are supplied.

Treatment

All buildings are supplied pre-treated in a honey brown base coat preservative.

 

OVERLAP RANGE

OVERLAP RANGE

A range of buildings that are practical but still stylish.  Free up the garage of garden tools, lawnmower, etc.

Cladding

The walls of all buildings will be manufactured using rectangular rough sawn boarding 6x127 mm which is fitted in an overlapping pattern. 

Frame

Strongly constructed using 35x35 mm (1¼ x1¼”) high and spaced at no more than 800 mm (2’7”) centres.

Height

Heights vary from size to size – full details can be found on each product page.

Doors

Full details of size / configuration of the door and type of hinge supplied can be found on each product page.

Windows

Please see each individual product page for information. 

Treatment

All buildings are supplied pre-treated in a honey brown base coat preservative.

 

CONNOISSEUR RANGE

Our Connoisseur Range are suitable for almost anything – an extra room for overnight guests, an ideal place to serve drinks during your barbeque, to have sight but not sound of the children, or vice versa, or just simply to relax in and enjoy your garden.

Material

Normally the walls of all buildings will be manufactured using tongue and groove shiplap pattern boarding 12x114 mm. Tongue and groove log pattern 19x93 mm is another option you may wish to consider.

Frame

Constructed using the best quality wall framework measuring 45x45 mm (2x2”) spaced at no more than 800 mm (2‘8”).

Height

With and internal eaves height of 1790 mm (6’) and a ridge height of 2110 (7’) and over.

Windows

All windows are properly morticed and tenoned, they are opening, profiled and weather resistant. The window has a unique profiled ‘lip’ that covers the aperture of the opening in the panel making it weather resistant.

Chrome casement stays have 2 levels of opening and are supplied fitted. 3 mm horticultural glass is retained by profiled beading that is pre-mitred (no awkward corners to be cut).

Doors

Doors are morticed and tenoned, profiled and weather resistant – they match the windows, with weather resistant lip and mitred beading. The lip covers the aperture to give greater protection from the weather. Chrome handles add the finishing touch. 3 mm horticultural glass is retained by profiled beading that is pre-mitred (no awkward corners to be cut).

Finishing touches

Facia that has been shaped into gentle curves and completes the look of sophisticated charm. No details has been overlooked, the finial is even shaped! If you chose a building with a verandah the balustrade will be shaped.

Joinery

Doors, windows, beading, facia and finials (and if applicable balustrade railings) and window boxes are all designed to fully co-ordinate with each other – all beautifully designed buildings to enhance any garden.

Felt

Buildings, unless otherwise stated, are supplied with 20 kg felt (per 10 mtr roll). Felt tiles in a choice of red, green and black are available at an extra cost for most buildings.

Treatment

All buildings are supplied pre-treated in a honey brown base coat preservative.

TRANQUIL RANGE

After all the hard work sit back and appreciate the beauty of your garden, or sit and enjoy a good book in peace and tranquillity. Some parts may be produced from Oriented Strand Board (OSB) which is a hard wearing wooden alternative.

Cladding

Normally the walls of all buildings will be manufactured using tongue and groove shiplap pattern boarding 12x114 mm. Tongue and groove log pattern 19x93 mm is another option you may wish to consider.

Height

The eaves are 1715 mm (5’7”) internally with a minimum height of at least 1833 mm (6’6”) at the ridge – ridge heights will vary dependent upon the width of the building.

Frame

Walls are constructed using 35x35 mm (1¼x1¼”) framework spaced at no more than 800 mm (2’8”) intervals.

Windows

Fixed attractive framed windows are properly morticed and tenoned – they are profiled and weather resistant with our unique profiled lip. Pre-mitred and profiled beading holds 3 mm horticultural glass in position.

Doors

Doors are morticed and tenoned, profiled and weather resistant – the co-ordinate with the windows, again with mitred beading and profiled ‘lip’. 3 mm horticultural glass is retained by profiled beading that is pre-mitred (no awkward corners to be cut).

Treatment

All buildings are supplied pre-treated in a honey brown base coat preservative.

PLAYHOUSES

How to keep children occupied during the school holiday? An age old problem that can be helped by the gift of their own little house. Years of pleasure will result for both user and spectator. Some parts may be produced from Oriented Strand Board (OSB) which is a hard wearing wooden alternative.

Cladding

Normally the walls of all buildings will be manufactured using tongue and groove shiplap pattern boarding 12x114 mm. Tongue and groove log pattern 19x93 mm is another option you may wish to consider.

Frame

Walls are constructed using 35x35 mm (1¼x1¼”) spaced at no more than 800 mm (2’8”) intervals.

Height

Eaves and ridge heights vary from little house to little house,

Windows

Some windows open and some are fixed – individual specification is given against each building. The attractive framed windows are properly morticed and tenoned and are profiled and weather resistant with our unique profiled ‘lip’.

As a precaution all windows are provided with plastic glazing material which is held in place by pre-mitred and profiled beading.

Finishing Touches

Some little houses are supplied with shaped facia, window boxes and verandah railings – all co-ordinate with the attention to detail found on the windows to give stunning effect.

Treatment

All buildings are supplied pre-treated in a honey brown base coat preservative. Our photographs show what may be achieved with the application of coloured preservative.

Safety

All playhouses comply with BS EN 71-1:2014.

ARBOUR

Garden hide away’s that create their own romance. A delightful place to sit and take a few moments. Full specification is detailed on each product page.

GARDEN STORAGE

Many homes need additional storage space because the garage is full, the summerhouse is full, the shed is full! We are pleased to offer in this section some attractive additional storage solutions. The units have been designed to give total access to the storage area offered.

Cladding

Normally the walls of all buildings will be manufactured using tongue and groove shiplap pattern boarding 12x114 mm. Tongue and groove log pattern 19x93 mm is another option you may wish to consider.

Frame

Walls are constructed using 35x35 mm (1¼x1¼”)

Height

Eaves and ridge heights will vary depending on model.

Treatment

All buildings are supplied pre-treated in a honey brown base coat preservative.

Full specification is detailed on each product page.

PET HOUSES

Do you have a ‘friend’ who requires special accommodation? All items in this range are made from solid unless otherwise stated. The cladding is tongue and groove and the framework is 35x35 mm (1¼x1¼”). Some parts may be produced from Oriented Strand Board (OSB) which is a hard wearing wooden alternative.

Cladding

Normally the walls of all buildings will be manufactured using tongue and groove shiplap pattern boarding 12x114 mm. Tongue and groove log pattern 19x93 mm is another option you may wish to consider.

Frame

Walls are constructed using 35x35 mm (1¼x1¼”)

Height

Eaves and ridge heights will vary depending on model.

Treatment

All buildings are supplied pre-treated in a honey brown base coat preservative.

LOG CABINS

We offer a Log Cabin for every possible purpose. A party hot spot or a quiet hide-a-way, a gym or an office. The interior has no wall framework and is warm and inviting, even on cold days.

Only the best timber is used for production of by Shire for production of their Log Cabins. Timber is imported from Russia and Sweden where trees are grown very slowly, resulting in the best material with less branches and therefore few knots. The timber is milled at Shire’s mill in Wisbech which means Shire are able to quality control timber from start to finished product.

Shire have invested huge sums to ensure the logs are produced using the latest technology and to a high level of accuracy as all logs are designed to interlock with the logs above and below.

Shire are one of the few manufacturers who operate out of the UK.

Materials

A range of wall log thicknesses are available – 19 mm, 28 mm, 34 mm, 44 mm and 70 mm. Not all log thicknesses are offered for all models – full information is available on the product page. If you would like something not offered on a product page, please let us know.

19 mm Buildings

The wall material is 19 mm thick, interlocking logs

The roof and floor is 10 mm tongue & groove material on 34x62 mm pressure treated bearers.

28 mm Buildings

The wall material is 28 mm thick, interlocking logs.

The roof and floor are constructed using 14 mm tongue & groove timber. The floor boarding is secured to 38x63 pressure treated bearers.

34 mm, 44 mm 70 mm Buildings

The wall material is either 34 mm, 44 mm, 70 mm thick, interlocking logs.

 

70 mm

The roof and floor are constructed using 20 mm tongue and groove timbers. The floor boarding is secured to 38x63 pressure treated bearers.

Height

19 mm. The external eaves height is 1913 mm (except Berryfield, which is 2025 mm). The ridge height will vary from size to size and details are on the relevant page.

28 mm 34 mm, 44 mm & 70 mm. The external ridge height of all but the widest buildings is 2500 mm which means that they are generally planning friendly. The eaves height will vary from size to size and details are on the relevant page.

Windows

All windows are properly morticed and tenoned, they are opening, profiled and weather resistant. The window has a unique profiled ‘lip’ that covers the aperture of the opening in the panel making it weather resistant.  Windows on 28 mm + buildings include a draft seal system - rubber seal is rebated around the frame of doors and windows to create a cushion which give a tight, snug fit and reduces noise levels, eleminates cold draughts and slow heat loss.  The rubber seal cannot be seen when doors and windows are closed.  (Not supplied with 19 mm cabins).

Fittings

Chrome casement stays have 2 levels of opening and are supplied fitted. 3 mm horticultural glass is retained by profiled beading that is pre-mitred (no awkward corners to be cut).

Doors

Doors are morticed and tenoned, profiled and weather resistant – they match the windows, with weather resistant lip and mitred beading. The lip covers the aperture to give greater protection from the weather. Chrome handles add the finishing touch.  Doors on 28 mm + buildings include a draft seal system - rubber seal is rebated around the frame of doors and windows to create a cushion which give a tight, snug fit and reduces noise levels, eleminates cold draughts and slow heat loss.  The rubber seal cannot be seen when doors and windows are closed.  (Not supplied with 19 mm cabins).

Glazing

Buildings, unless otherwise stated, are supplied with 3 mm horticultural glass. Toughened glass or double glazing is available at an extra cost for most buildings.

Felt

Buildings, unless otherwise stated, are supplied with 38 kg felt (per 10 mtr roll). Felt tiles in a choice of red, green and black are available at an extra cost for most buildings.

Finishing touches

All facia and wood trims are provided to add a neat and properly finished superior building.

Treatment

All Log cabins are supplied untreated.

BESPOKE

Should you require a different size, additional doors or windows or anything else not shown – please let us know. Shire are able to produce anything you would like.